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Clemson’s Student-Athlete Enrichment Program Receives Level 3 Certification

Oct. 9, 2009

Clemson, SC – Clemson’s Student-Athlete Enrichment Program has been granted a Level III recertification by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Clemson is one of just three athletic tutoring programs nationally to achieve the highest level of certification. The others are fellow ACC institutions Boston College and NC State. Certified since 1998, Clemson’s tutoring and mentoring program certification is now extended through 2014.

The College Reading and Learning Association is the only professional organization that certifies tutor training programs, nationally and internationally. There are more than 820 certified programs in the United States and internationally, including Clemson’s Academic Success Center, which provides academic support to the undergraduate students.

Clemson’s Student-Athlete Enrichment Program is coordinated at Vickery Hall by Becky Bowman. The Tutor Coordinator is Priscilla Kanet. The tutoring program is available to all student-athletes in any subject. Last spring 54 percent of Clemson’s student-athletes made the academic honor roll and the 19 sports programs had a GPA of 2.97, the highest on record.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment for Clemson’s Student-Athlete Enrichment Center,” said Elaine Richardson, director of Clemson’s Academic Success Center. “This level of achievement for a quality tutoring program demonstrates the dedicated level of commitment that Becky Bowman, Priscilla Kanet and the rest of the Vickery Hall staff have to ensure academic success for our student-athletes.”

“We have had consistent success from an academic standpoint for our student-athletes for many years now and the work of our staff at Vickery Hall is the reason,” said Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips. “This recognition that our program has been certified as a Level III/Master Tutor program is well deserved and puts us among the elite programs internationally. Congratulations to Becky Bowman, Priscilla Kanet and the entire staff at Vickery Hall.”